What kind of medicine did the ancient Greeks use in Homers The Iliad?
Asked in Roman Empire, The Iliad
What came first Homers llaid or roman works in the greek tradition?
Asked in Ancient Greece, The Odyssey, The Iliad
Why were The Iliad and The Odyssey so important to the ancient Greeks?
For the Ancient Greeks the Iliad and the Odyssey told them how Greece had come to be the dominant power in the western Mediterranean, and also showed them what sort of people their gods were, and how those gods behaved. The Iliad and the Odyssey (and possibly some other epics, which have now been lost) were what the Greeks had instead of history books, and also what they had instead of a Bible.
Asked in Ancient Greece, The Iliad
Summarize how Homer's Iliad was applied to the lives of the ancient Greeks?
Asked in The Iliad
Who sends a plague against the Greeks in The Iliad?
What events do Homer's Iliad and Odyssey come from?
Asked in The Iliad, Epic Poetry
Did sumerians create the epic poem called The Iliad?
Asked in Ancient Greece
Who was Homer the poet in ancient Greece?
Homer ['Ομηρος] is the ancient Greek poet who wrote the epic poems of Iliad and Odyssey. Iliad presents the ten years war between the Greeks under the leadership of the Achaeans against Troy. Odyssey presents the adventures of the ten years return journey of one of the major leaders of the victorious Greeks - Odysseus king of Ithaca.
Asked in Ancient History
What were the Greeks referred to in homers poems?
In Homeric poetry, the Greeks are referred to as Argives (as in, "people of Argos") or Danoi (as in, "sons of Danaus"). Danaus was the mythological ancestor of Perseus, legendary founder of the civilization of Mykenai. Argos was the capital of Mykenai. So, basically, throughout the Iliad and Odyssey, the Greeks in general are referred to as Mykenaians, though the Spartans, Ithakans, etc. were also present.